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Thread: Other uses for embroidery thread?

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    Super Member Baloonatic's Avatar
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    I was just given a couple dozen partial spools of machine embroidery thread. As I don't have an embroidery machine, is there anything else I might use these for? Is it strong enough for piecing or perhaps machine quilting?

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    I sometimes use it for bobbin thread, dont know if thats a big no no, but I've had no problems doing that so far.

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    I'm interested in the answer to this because I have many spools of embroidery thread that I was going to sell. If I can use it for something else that would be good.

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    I've used it with machine applique.

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    I use embroidery thread to stitch around applique.

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    I use it to machine quilt with.

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    I know that Isacord will quilt beautifully, so other brands will probably work as well.

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    I machine quilted with mine.

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    Would it work to do fm embroidery?

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    I use the polyester embroidery thread to machine quilt with, too. (The rayon is prone to melt in the dryer, fade in the washer, become brittle, etc.)

    Some people don't like poly thread for quilting, so you might want to keep that in mind.

    For my own quilts, I figure that fifty years from now, if the seams and quilting lines are the last things left of any quilt that I make and all that's left of the rest of it are shreds and faded fibers, it won't make any the tiniest difference to anyone on earth. I pray to God that I won't care about it, either. ;)

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